Ulf Stark

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Ulf Stark
Ulf Stark in Kyiv (cropped).jpg
Ulf Stark in 2016
Born(1944-07-12)12 July 1944
Stureby, Stockholm Municipality
Died13 June 2017(2017-06-13) (aged 72)
Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Gottfrid Stark (12 July 1944 – 13 June 2017)[1] was a Swedish author[2] and screenwriter (he adapted several of his own books for film and wrote the screenplay for the 1999 film Tsatsiki, morsan och polisen).

Stark has collaborated with the illustrators Anna Höglund and Mati Lepp.

From 1989 to 1998 he was an elected member of the Swedish Academy for Children's Books.[3]

In 1998 he received the Nordic Children's Book Prize.[4]

Stark died 13 June 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.


Stark was born and grew up in Stureby, Stockholm Municipality, which place features in several of his books. Stark's interest in writing started early; during his time at secondary school he was introduced to writing by his classmate Peter Curman, and in 1964 he wrote his first poetry Ett hål till livet. Following this, Stark's interest in writing for a career was greatly encouraged.

Stark died on 13 June 2017 at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer.

Selected bibliography[5][edit]

English translations[edit]

  • 2005 – Can You Whistle, Johanna?
  • 2005 – My Friend Percy's Magical Gym Shoes
  • 2007 – My Friend Percy and the Sheik
  • 2007 – My Friend Percy and Buffalo Bill
  • 2010 – Fruitloops and Dipsticks
  • 2015 – When Dad Showed Me the Universe
  • 2018 - My Little Small


  1. ^ "Sök personer". Birthday.se. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  2. ^ http://www.barncancerfonden.se/Behallare/Tidning/Tidigare-nummer/20061/Barn--Cancer-106/Kronika-Ulf-Stark-/
  3. ^ "Svenska barnboksakademins tidigare ledamöter" (in Swedish). Swedish Academy for Children's Books. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Nordisk-skolebibliotekarforening.org". Nordisk-skolebibliotekarforening.org. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  5. ^ "sökning: förf:(Stark, Ulf, 1944–)". LIBRIS. Retrieved 2014-06-25.

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